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Lighting Technician Salary

A sizeable majority of Lighting Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $18.21 per hour. Compensation ranges from $11.51 per hour on the lower end to $25.13 on the higher end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although more than half have medical coverage and roughly two in five have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,769 - $71,150
(Median)
$21K
$43K
$71K
MEDIAN: $42,823
10%
50%
90%

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$11.51 - $25.13
(Median)
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$20,769 - $71,150  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$24,450 - $61,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.51 - $25.13  
   
Overtime
$15.59 - $33.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$24,450 - $61,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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Pay by Experience Level for Lighting Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Lighting Technicians. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $35K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $57K.

 
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Experience Affects Lighting Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 35%
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